05:05 GMT06 May 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin increased his salary by 450,000 euros (over $540,000) in the 2019-2020 season despite the COVID-19 pandemic, media reported.

    Amid the pandemic, UEFA to cut its costs and, in May-July, the organization’s leadership decreased its salaries by 20 percent. However, Ceferin found his salary increasing, at 2.43 million Swiss francs ($2.64 million) compared to 1.92 million Swiss francs in the previous season, the Voz Populi news outlet reported on Thursday.

    UEFA has increased Ceferin's salary each season following his election as the organization’s president in 2016.

    UEFA revenue sank 21 percent, to 3.083 billion euros last year over the pandemic.

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